In September 2021, Sotheby's announced its intention to auction an extremely rare copy of the US Constitution. For interest sake, out of the 500 made, only 13 remain. 11 of those 13, sit in institutions. For example, the Library of Congress. That means two are privately held.
So, this announcement was a big deal. And many took notice. In particular one group of crypto entrepreneurs...
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Much of the 1920's was a time of great prosperity and growth in the US.
Many technological developments like cars, radios, electricity became available to the American people.
This economic boom fuelled the fast-rise of the US stock market.
Everybody owned stocks, not only investors. Entrepreneurs, nurses, taxi drivers, you name it. It was everybody's ball-game.
From 1920 to 1929, ... ››› more
Today will mark the end of the worst quarter for SA shares, having suffered the global fall out of the coronavirus.
This is after years of under performance relative to global indices.
And even though it looks like you can go out and buy anything and hold on for certain profits we could still see more selling pressure.
The SA lock down could be extended, and small business owners and ... ››› more
If you hold property stocks, or one of the big four supermarket chains you need to listen up…
A major new finding by the Competition Commission is coming into effect, and it could have far reaching implications for these companies.
Let me show you in more detail.
Is this the secret to becoming a stock market millionaire?
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If you're approaching retirement, it's likely this question is keeping you up at night.
It doesn't really matter if you're wealthy, comfortable or just making ends meet. When you get to retirement age the world changes.
In the course of my life I've worked with high-flying executives living what can only be described as “the dream”. Owners of multiple businesses, in multiple countries.... ››› more
In June, I revealed “The worst kind of crypto you can own” to my MoneyMorning readers.
Now, if thought this was a bad crypto, you haven't seen anything yet.
You see, recently, another new crypto has been making headlines, not globally, but interestingly, right here in South Africa.
It's called SAFCOIN and it just launched an initial coin offering (ICO) exclusively to South African inv... ››› more
These days with the internet and the wealth of information out there everyone wants to run their own portfolio. And who better to do that, as nobody else cares more for your money than yourself?
The fact is, anyone can manage a stock portfolio.
Just like anyone can drive a car.
But in the same way, it doesn't mean you won't hit a tree or slide off of the road every once in a while.
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As I write to you, I'm still working out of the MoneyWeek offices in London. Yesterday I had a chat with two of my colleagues there, Dan Denning and Nick O'Connor.
Dan and Nick head up the daily free British stock market and economics email newsletter, Capital and Conflict.
Anyway, back to the chat I had with Nick and Dan. We spoke about Bitcoin.
If you haven't noticed Bitcoin has been ... ››› more
Fifteen years ago, I didn't think this was possible.
Maybe it was for other people, but certainly not for me...
At the age of 20, I drove a red Golf Chico, earned R5,000 a month, lived in a tiny one bedroom flat in someone's back garden and couldn't afford to take an annual holiday.
Today, my life is totally different. That's because I understand the life changing power of earning, sav... ››› more
There's a scary word floating around the investment world right now.
It's hanging over your portfolio like a black cloud. It's threatening your income, your investments and your financial future.
The frightening thing is many investors don't even know that their money is in danger. They're ambling along blind to the fact that they're about to lose a large portion of their investments.
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So far this year, you've heard the word recession a lot. It's a real threat to the economy right now.
The third quarter of 2015 saw 0.7% gross domestic product (GDP) growth - the fourth quarter saw 0.6% GDP growth. Results of the first quarter of 2016 shows the economy contracted 1.2%.
Economists expected the economy to contract only 0.1%, which leads me to believe that nobody really knows... ››› more
I know what it feels like to be stuck behind a desk, earning a pittance and despising your existence. But I changed the way I live my life. I took a calculated risk that paid off. Today, I am writing this letter to you from my home office, while watching my kids through my study window as they play outside.
I want you to be able to experience this level of freedom too. Spending more time work... ››› more
Times are tough and they're only going to get worse. According to the department of energy, you can expect the price of petrol to go up by at least 11 cents per litre tonight. Diesel will increase by 42 cents per litre. The price of paraffin is going up by 43 cent per litre.
The main reason for the fuel price increase is related to the fact that petroleum product prices are going up. Fortunatel... ››› more
We have lost yet another legend.
Not only was Muhammad Ali a former Olympic gold medallist and first fighter to win the world heavyweight title three times, he was also an inspiring, controversial and outspoken figure for life and for racial pride.
Sure, sometimes he did sound a bit overconfident and cocky. But that's what made him the success he was.
One of my hobbies in life is to fo... ››› more
According to Bloomberg, a whopping 8 out 10 new businesses FAIL in the first 18 months.
But there's a special kind of business model that has a 90% chance of success.
Here's how you can be a part of the right statistic…
A fundamental reason why ordinary start-ups fail is because they go into it alone. The lack of expertise, experience and funding ultimately cripples these entrepreneurs... ››› more
There are a few different ways to grow your wealth.
You can save as much as you possibly can.
You can put it to work on the stock market.
Or you can start your own business.
If you want to start your own business, but keep putting it off, here's why you need to get the ball rolling today…
When is the right time to start a business?
If you have a business idea or two, you m... ››› more
I'm not a big rugby fan. However, when it comes to the World Cup. I watch every South African game. I'm a patriotic South African. I feel that it's important to support our sports teams when we're playing in such important international games.
I get really worked up when the team wins and fails. I end up shouting, jumping and clutching the couch pillows out frustration and anxiety. And I know I... ››› more
When you're starting your own business, you're usually focused on the obvious things like financial, business and marketing planning… Maybe you spend your time perfecting your products and services… and, while those are all good places to start, there are some lesser-known success factors that you need to be aware of…
I believe these factors are so crucial to your success, that I'... ››› more
I can still remember the first car I ever owned. It was a 1.4 VW Golf Chico with 110,000km on the clock. I got it second hand when I went to university. My dad's deal was I had to maintain it. The little car did its job well and took me everywhere I needed to go, even through the Karoo during noontime in December without air-conditioning!
Through all the sweet memories I made, there are a few t... ››› more
Throughout my journey in London the one thing I noticed is there's tons of construction happening every day.
Everywhere you look, you'll see massive cranes, construction workers and buildings being revamped.
My first thought was that surely with all this construction, you'd need to have powerful electricity grid.
Back in South Africa, where power outages are basically a common occurrence, ... ››› more
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